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[Re: The latter part of the preceding post] This one featuring the deputy captain of SNH48's 4th team & posted by herself today:

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^ This one featuring the group ace of SHY48 from their 1st team & posted by herself today:

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[EDIT 2]
An official report on the birthday special theater performance for a prominent member of SNH48's 3rd team a couple of days ago, released today (right-click the pics to view them in their original large sizes):

SNH48许杨玉琢生日特别公演回顾:时光带走一切,唯有初心不变——SNH48中国官方网站

The trilingual holder of a degree in media studies, who, in addition to her mother tongue, Mandarin, can also speak English & Korean (I think she can speak some Cantonese too), is a pretty active vlogger & video editor, & is also a member of their elite subgroup 7SENSES. The 3rd-generation member has a very nice personality, too. :)
 
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[Re: The 1st two parts of the preceding post] This one featuring a prominent member of SNH48's 1st team & posted by herself today:

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A poster for the upcoming MV for the 2nd current new single of SNHG, shot in Hong Kong:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fwfwp8sel1j22no3rahbg.jpg

^ Its layout makes it look like a typical poster of Hong Kong movies. lol The background also features a typical street view of that city, tho it's too dark to see clearly. The group members shown on it are (clockwise from top left): a prominent member of BEJ48's 2nd team, the former deputy captain of SNH48's old 5th team (now a prominent member of their 1st team), a prominent member of their 3rd team, & the former captain of their old 5th team (now a prominent member of their 2nd team).
Another one of the same series:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fwi800brhoj21kw28ghdi.jpg

^ The group members shown on it are (clockwise from top left): the captain of GNZ48's 2nd team, a prominent member of SNH48's 1st team, the group ace of SHY48 from their 1st team, & the deputy captain of SNH48's 4th team.
 

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Behind-the-scenes footage from the recent shooting of the MV for the 2nd upcoming new single of SNHG in Hong Kong, featuring a prominent member of SNH48's 3rd team & posted by herself yesterday:

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That MV, released today:


The theme of that single is about the nostalgia & memories of some disappeared/disappearing features of that city from its past, hence the girls are seen weeping in the MV.
 

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^ Ah, that song's title means "not beautiful in the end," & is rendered in traditional kanji characters, which're still commonly used in that city, instead of the simplified ones used in most parts of the country.

On another news, selected members from SNH48, GNZ48, SHY48, & CKG48 have already arrived at the capital to join those from BEJ48 (111 in total from all those five groups, roughly a 3rd of all the currently active SNHG members), which's based there, in joint rehearsals for a major annual event of SNHG to be held there, instead of the home city of SNH48, for the very 1st time. :)

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Behind-the-scenes footage from the recent shooting of the MV for the 3rd upcoming new single of SNHG in S. Korea, featuring a prominent member of SNH48's 3rd team & posted by herself today:

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[EDIT 2]
^ The soundtrack of that single, which's folk-styled:

虾米音乐
 

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On another news, selected members from SNH48, GNZ48, SHY48, & CKG48 have already arrived at the capital to join those from BEJ48 (111 in total from all those five groups, roughly a 3rd of all the currently active SNHG members), which's based there, in joint rehearsals for a major annual event of SNHG to be held there, instead of the home city of SNH48, for the very 1st time. :)
Just a sample footage from that event tonight:


^ As the backdrop shows, the event is co-organized by SNHG & mina, which refers to the Chinese edition of a mainstream Japanese fashion mag w/ the same title but has already been wholly owned by SNHG now.

BTW, the event was held at the famous iconic Olympic swimming stadium in the capital, formally known as the Beijing National Aquatics Center, dubbed "Water Cube" - a top event venue over there. :)

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^ Footage featuring the group ace of SHY48:


[EDIT 2]
^ An official report on that event, released by BEJ48 after midnight (right-click the pics to view them in their original large size):

资讯_中国大型女子偶像组合BEJ48——BEJ48中国官方网站
 
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A member of 7SENSES, a subgroup of SNH48, has received a current EP of HO2, another subgroup, from the leader of the latter subgroup - from the blog entry posted by the former subgroup's official blogger today:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006rmjNSgy1fwp7j2af5pj31o01o0u0y.jpg

^ That 7SENSES member is the top dancer of SNH48's 2nd team, & that HO2 member, the left one in that complimentary photo attached w/ that EP, is a former captain of the same team & hence her former superior. Some points to be noted in that attached English message:

- 7SENSES isn't a "fashion group," tho it can be regarded as "international" since it's performed overseas.
- 7SENSES doesn't have a particular ace, as all its seven members are seen as equals & hence it doesn't have a captain/leader nor ace.
- "Akira" is a nick of that 7SENSES member.
- That HO2 member isn't an "international singer" yet since she so far hasn't performed overseas, & "Feng" is her surname.

Of course, the abovementioned "misinfo" in the message is deliberately written for friendly joking purpose only. XD
 
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Behind-the-scenes footage from the recent shooting of the MV for the 3rd upcoming new single of SNHG in S. Korea, featuring a prominent member of SNH48's 3rd team & posted by herself today:

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This one featuring a prominent member of GNZ48's 2nd team & posted by herself today:

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An official birthday poster for the captain of the same team:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006c5eFZgy1fwpzrn1xjmj31ww2pgb2a.jpg

^ She's donning the team's current dress uniform - as always, their uniforms are well designed. :cool:
 
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Behind-the-scenes footage from the recent shooting of the MV for the 3rd upcoming new single of SNHG in S. Korea, featuring a prominent member of SNH48's 3rd team & posted by herself today:

Sina Visitor System

[EDIT 2]
^ The soundtrack of that single, which's folk-styled:

虾米音乐
That MV, released today:

 

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The group ace of CKG48 performing, in solo, parts of two classic AKB48 songs at their joint team special theater performance for their 1st anniversary tonight:


^ She's awesome. :cool:

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A former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist w/ her own exclusive office & dedicated staff team but still under the same company, has received a music award at the Olympic stadium in the capital, formally known as the Beijing National Stadium, dubbed "Bird's Nest," today - a report about that on a Japanese fansite, w/ several pics of her shot during the event (click to view them in their original large sizes):

上海SNH48卒業生キクちゃん(鞠婧禕)「最優秀中国風新鋭女性歌手賞」を受賞 – SNH48分室 Unofficial
 

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The under-11-min. former part of the mini documentary for the 1st aniversary of CKG48, which looks back to their past year, released today:

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^ It comprises three parts: how they're born, interviews w/ group members (you may skip them if you don't speak the language), & near the end, their disappointing performance in the last SNHG General Election ( *sigh* ).
 

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^ Someone uploaded the complete version of that documentary (under 20 mins. in length) on YouTube today, after its latter part was released on the same day:

 

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GNZ48 are selling their well designed & finely made uniforms again - official HP & promotion video for it, opened/released today:

荣耀再临,双“11”邀您“抱团”!


^ Modeling by their current top three members. :)

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Various footage of CKG48 from a music event dedicated to an ancient poet lately:

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[Re: The former part of the preceding post] Ah, in case of any misunderstanding, those uniforms to be sold are brand-new, order-made ones, not those used ones having already been worn by the group members. XD

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The MV for the current solo single of the current #1-ranked member from SNH48's 3rd team, which doubles as the title song of her current solo EP, shot in Croatia & released today:


Her fanclub has recently got into a bitter dispute w/ the SNHG management regarding her current status - the former wants her to get the similar treatment of a former SNH48 group ace who's graduated from the group & become a solo artist w/ her own office handling her business, but the latter, while promising a dedicated team of staff to serve her, wants her to stay in the group, & the former threatens to boycott the song voting for the upcoming "B50" concert, a major annual SNHG-wide event, if the latter doesn't satisfy its demand. Note that the fanclubs of prominent group members can be pretty powerful in that famous triangular power relationship of the idol industry between the organized fans, the management, & the group member. Not sure if she's behind her fanclub in this dispute or not, tho.
 
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